Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap $4.95 – $24.95 available from www.lateralfood.com
Being the compulsive consumers we are buying millions of products for specific tasks, can overload our homes with annoying clutter and our body’s by layering on chemicals. It’s always good to have a product cleanse and throw away products that are doing more harm than good whether they are cleaning products or beauty just get rid of them. One of my fave all natural products is Dr Bronners Magic Soaps 100% organic made with a combination of organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, together with pure essential oils, creates a unique soap that cleans effectively without being aggressive. The best thing about them is that they are extremely multi purpose, here are my top 5 ways I love to use my Magic Soap.
1. Body Wash and Cleanser
A more natural alternative to many body washes which can irritate the skin with heavy fragrances and foaming agents. A small amount of magic soap will lather up and not irritate or dry out your skin at all.
2. To wash your makeup brushes
Makeup brushes are expensive, like really expensive and washing them with regular soaps or shampoos can be damaging to the glue that holds the bristles together at the base of the brush. Washing your brushes in luke warm water with pea sized amount of Magic Soap will strip the brushes of any makeup and when dried brushes retain their softness and shape.
3. Cleaning of any kind
Dr. Bronner’s recommends diluting the soap 1:10 with water, and then squirting the diluted mix onto a scrub brush. This only works when hand washing dishes, and not in a dishwasher. As a laundry liquid, use 1/3 — 1/2 cup of soap for a large load in a normal washer. Most people also recommend combining with a cup of baking soda and diluting with water. Also as an all-purpose cleaner by pouring 1/4 cup of Dr. Bronner’s soap into a quart of water in a spray bottle.
4. To clean vegetables of pesticides
Many pesticides aren’t removed by rinsing them with water, wash veggies in a large bowl filled with water and a small amount of magic soap then rinse under running water before prepping or eating.
5. Child and baby wash
I have strong memories of my mum giving me a bath using Magic Soap, the colourful bottles were a staple in our bathroom when I was a kid. There is a mild formula is perfect for infants and babies with no chemicals and only uses organic natural ingredients it is gentle on young skin.